This Week

New England Patriots @ Detroit Lions

The New England Patriots visit the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Saturday night at 8 p.m.

The Patriots are 2-0 in the preseason.  The Lions are 2-0 in the preseason.

Here are the rosters for the Patriots and the Lions.

The Line/Prediction

As of Tuesday the line on the game from Yahoo! Sports is Patriots minus 4.  The over under is 44.

My Prediction is Patriots 30, Lions, 20 give the points (Patriots) and take the over.

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CBS is televising the game nationally. Check your local listings for your station.  Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf and Lesley Visser will call the game.

There is NO DirecTV designation.

Note: The following CBS affiliates will not be airing Patriots-Lions due to other local games:

  • Fresno, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA (NE-DET wll air on KCAL 9)
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Sacramento, CA (NE-DET will air on CW-31)
  • San Francisco, CA (NE-DET will air on CW-44)
  • Colorado Springs, CO (NE-DET will air on MyTV)
  • Jacksonville, FL (NE-DET will air on MyTV)
  • Miami, FL (NE-DET will air on MY-33)
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Peoria, IL
  • Rockford, IL
  • South Bend, IN (NE-DET will air on MyTV)
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Altoona, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA (NE-DET will air on CW-19)
  • Bristol, TN
  • Austin, TX
  • Dallas, TX (NE-DET will air on KTXA 21)


The Patriots Radio Network  broadcasts the game from flagship station WBZ-FM 98.5 the Sports Hub in Boston MA.  Gil Santos handles the play by play while former Patriot Gino Cappelletti does the color commentary.

All NFL Games are also available on Sirius Satellite Radio. XM Satellite Radio also carries all the NFL games under a special additional package.  They usually only carry the home team feed.

The Patriots radio network call is available on Sirius Channel 139 and XM Internet Channel 877.

The Lions Radio network has Dan Miller calling play by play and Jim Brandstatter provides the color via their flagship station WXYT AM & FM.  Their call is available on Sirius Channel 92, XM Channel 228 and XM Internet Channel 872.

Last Week

The Patriots beat the Buccaneers, 31-14 in Tampa Bay, while the Lions beat the Browns, 30-28 in Cleveland.

Next Week

The Patriots host the New York Giants on Thursday.  Kick off is at 8 p.m. on Patriots Preseason Television Network.

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